Usain Bolt will finally achieve his dream of playing football at Old Trafford when he takes part in the Soccer Aid for Unicef match this summer.
The eight-time Olympic gold medallist, who retired from the track this year, will captain a Soccer Aid World XI against Robbie Williams England team.
“It is my dream to make it as a professional footballer, so to be able to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford in June, and play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable,” said the sprint legend. “I enjoy the thrill of competition in front of a crowd, so Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them!
“I’ve got a pretty special celebration planned for when I score, by the way. My team is going to be unbeatable – and Soccer Aid for Unicef is counting on your support to make a difference to thousands of children around the world. Come and join in the fun!”
If you missed Bolt’s swansong with athletics at the Wolrd Championships in London last year, you now have another chance to see him in sporting action this summer.
The international friendly match will take place at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June and tickets are on sale today.
100% of all public donations to Soccer Aid for Unicef will go towards supporting the vital work protecting children in the UK and globally. The money raised through profits from ticket sales and viewer donations during the match will add to the incredible £24 million that has already been raised through Soccer Aid over the last 12 years.
Tickets for the Soccer Aid for Unicef football match are priced between £10 and £50. Visit www.unicef.org.uk/socceraid to find out more.